The Ontario Library Association is a registered charity. To better meet the needs of our members, OLA has established several scholarships, bursaries and funds to assist our members in their educations and professional pursuits.

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  Larry Moore Fund
The Larry Moore Fund, named after the former Executive Director of OLA, funds the Larry Moore Challenge, a tri-annual competition to encourage and foster leadership and innovation in librarianship.
Margaret Scott Research Scholarship
Awarded to any school librarian who wishes to do research that would build the data needed to improve and enrich school library programs.
  Festival Fund
The Festival Fund supports the expansion of the Festival of Trees into rural and at-risk communities, helps bring First Nation communities to the Toronto Festival, and may also help Canadian authors get to the Festival.
Dr. Janette Baker Scholarship
Awarded to support enrolment at a recognized library and information program by an individual who has been working for a minimum of three years and who is employed outside of the education profession. For more information and to view past recipients. 

Sarah Badgley Literacy Fund for Rural Ontario Children
The Rural Learning Association established the Sarah Badgley Fund in 2002. The Ontario Library Association now administers the Fund. A grant up to $500 per year is available to rural public libraries and to urban public libraries that serve rural clientele. 
Marjorie Fleming Mentoring Fund
Awarded to establish a mentoring project of enduring significance at OLA.

All donations of $15.00 or more OLA will generate a tax receipt.  Charitable Registration No. 10779 8159 RR 0001